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Below you will find the draft EAAP34 programme structure. Timings are subject to change and some details will follow at a later date.

Sunday 25 September 2022

16:00 - 18:00

EAAP registration desk

EAAP Support Office Gabi Prince (DE) and the EAAP student team:

Carolina Rodriguez-Parets Carabaza (ES) and Lukasz Nowakowski (PL)

Monday 26 September 2022

08:00 - 10:00

EAAP registration desk

10:00 - 13:00

EPPSI Workshop I - Pilot Peer Support Programmes (PPSPs)

Fundamentals required for a successful PPSP with a focus on a variety of professionals coming from diverse operational backgrounds who have been tasked with the design, implementation and conduct of a PPSP.

Facilitated by the EPPSI Board (Gunnar Steinhardt, Dave Fielding, Gerhard Fahnenbruck, Paul Reuter)

Next Generation Aircraft Maintenance Technicians

How can we train the next generation of aircraft maintenance technicians while being restricted to EASA's current regulations?

In this workshop we discuss the competency dilemma and let you experience a Competency Based Training & Assessment approach. You will be exposed to the necessary mindset-change, focusing on observable behaviours and 'soft-skills' in the context of aircraft maintenance.

Facilitated by Lydia Kes, Erik Meuwsen, Ben Pietersma (MBO College Airport, ROC van Amsterdam the Netherlands)

Aviation Mentoring 101

This workshop highlights the importance of developing mentoring programs as a tool to expedite expertise development, coping with change of location or organisational change, improving the inclusion and psychological safety in the organisational climate, and leveraging the diversity a company has.

Facilitated by Milena Bowman (MUAC , The Netherlands)

10:00 - 12:00

Journal APAHF Editorial Meeting

Meeting of EAAP/AAvPA journal Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors (editorial board members ONLY)
13:00 - 14:00

Buffet Lunch

14:00 - 17:00

EPPSI Workshop II - Pilot Peer Support Programmes (PPSPs)

with a focus on the role of the aviation psychologist within PPSPs and what the phrase "mental and psychological health professionals" means within the framework of the relevant legislation.

Facilitated by the EPPSI Board (Gunnar Steinhardt, Dave Fielding, Gerhard Fahnenbruck, Paul Reuter)

Introduction to Psychological Selection of Operational Staff in Aviation

including insights into ability requirements as part of the selection process and a basic overview of standards in psychological selection, theoretical & practical exercises.

Facilitated by Anna Seemüler (DLR, Germany) and Alexander Heintz (DFS)

Max. 20 participants!

Introduction to Spatial Disorientation Research and Training

Spatial Disorientation (SD) contributes to about 30% of all fatal aircraft accidents across aviation domains (i.e., military, commercial, and general aviation). It's root cause is the inability of the human senses to accurately monitor aircraft motions, which may induce a false sense of what is "up" or "down". This workshop starts with some theoretical background and practical examples of SD, and its impact on pilot performance; followed by an interactive session in which we will analyse several SD-related accidents to determine typical "markers" of SD. Finally, we will discuss the important elements to include in SD awareness training for pilots.

Facilitated by Eric Groen (TNO, The Netherlands)

17:00 - 19:00

Networking Time

Meet and greet your colleagues
19:00 - 20:30

Welcome Reception

Held at Sunborn Yacht Hotel

Tuesday 27 September 2022

08:00 - 09:00

EAAP registration desk

09:00 - 09:30

EAAP34 Conference Opening Ceremony

Governor of Gibraltar David Steel and Commodore Tom Guy Royal Navy (Royal Air Force Gibraltar)
09:30 - 10:15

Keynote #1 - Diane Damos

Pilot Selection: What do we know, what have we forgotten, and what did we miss?
10:15 - 10:45

Coffee/ Tea Break

10:45 - 12:15


Session Chair: Julia BEHREND

Selection of Air Traffic Controller Trainees during Covid-19: Candidates' Acceptance during a Global Pandemic
Nadine Belser
Insights on Remote Pilot Competences and Training Needs of Civil Drone Pilots
Ruth Schmidt
Validating Air Traffic Controller Selection and Training – Design and First Results of a Large-Scale Validation Study
Anna Seemüller
Common Practices of Psychological Selection of Aviation Personnel in Europe
Johann Wium


Session Chair: Dimitrios ZIAKKAS

The relationship between civil pilots' resilience, psychological well-being and work performance
Chian-Fang G. Cherng
Safety Climate Assessment: The Implementation of Psychological Fatigue Indicators in Airline Fatigue Risk Management Systems.
Dimitrios Ziakkas
Comprehensive Assessment of Fatigue and Stress Research on Collegiate Aviation Pilots in the United States
Julius Keller
Treatment and control programmes for airline pilots with mental disorders
Gerhard Bühringer

12:15 - 13:15

Buffet Lunch

13:15 - 14:00

Keynote #2 - Dietrich Manzey

Best paper award winner 2019 - How Difficult Is the Transition Between Different Reference Systems? (attitude indicators in an aircraft cockpit sim study)
14:00 - 14:30

Poster Pitch session #1

Max. 2 minutes per author to promote your poster.

Development and validation of an Aviation Safety Climate Scale for the German Armed Forces
Marco Nitzschner
Mixed Human-Machine Teams: Who is the Robot at my Side?
Samuel Werner Huber
It's Okay to not be Okay, and other Platitudes
Helen Heenan
How do job requirements differ between airline pilots and anaesthesists?
Viktor Oubaid
The influence of cognitive training on the efficiency of high-maneuver jet pilots' performance
Michal Janewicz
Effects of Fatigue and Long-term Isolation on Human Behavior
Valentina Anikushina
Performance differences in Spatial Orientation: A comparative study of cross group differences in Fixed-Wings-Aircraft Pilots, Jet-Fighter Pilots and Medical Staff
Cynthia Schinkel
Validation of Computerised Aptitude Selection System (COMPASS) in Predicting Success of Pilot Applicants in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF)
Janine Loi
Spacing-Assistant for Final Approach
Eliana Haugg
An Investigation in Relation to the Increase of Pilot Peer Support Programs' Effectiveness
A. Arınç Sönmez

14:30 - 15:00

Coffee/ Tea Break

15:00 - 15:30

The Royal Air Force's Human Factors Journey

Flight Lieutenant Avril Webb
15:45 - 17:45

EAAP Business Meeting - Part 2

open to all members of EAAP

Wednesday 28 September 2022

08:00 - 09:00

EAAP registration desk

09:00 - 09:45

Keynote #3 - Randy Mumaw

The Death of Airmanship: The Urgent Need to Understand Pilot Skills and Knowledge
09:45 - 11:00


Session Chair: Mickaël Causse

A new protocol to study attentional switch for air traffic controllers: A pilot study
Anaïs Servais
Applying Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback to enhance Pilots' Stress Resilience and Wellbeing
Jingyi Zhang
Can a legacy be surpassed? Human-Factors Evaluation in system design
Astrid Oehme


Session Chair: Ioana Koglbauer

The Public Acceptance of Drones – Challenges for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)
Hinnerk Eißfeldt
The impact of End-User involvement in the co-development of the Training for a new HMI (Human Machine Interaction) System
Florian Alba
A Psychosocial Perspective on Unstable Approach: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee/ Tea Break

11:30 - 13:00


Session Chair: Jörn JAKOBI

Evaluation of a next generation oxygen system - assessment of usability, comfort and human performance
Julia Maier
Design Study for a Virtual Work Station for Aerodrome Air Traffic Service Officers
Joern Jakobi
To be or not to be? Assessment on using touchscreen as inceptor in flight operations
Wen-Chin LI
Developing an innovative health monitoring device to improve communication between passengers and cabin attendants during Inflight Emergencies
Elizabeth Manikath


Session Chair: Sonja BIEDE

Competence Retention and Retention Modelling for the Assessment of Air Traffic Controllers
Petra ten Hove
A Competency Framework for Aviation Psychologists and Human Factors Specialists in Aviation
Sonja Biede
Ability requirements for Remote Tower Control - first insights
Alexander Heintz
New skills for future aviation
Fabrice Drogoul

13:00 - 14:00

Buffet Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Poster pitch session - #2

Max. 2 minutes per author to promote your poster.

Prioritization of the Most Critical AFISO Work Tasks and Human Performance Contributory Factors
Jana Hristova Jeliaskova
Single Pilot Operation - Which challenges do pilots envision?
Frank Zinn
Celia Avila-Rauch
Transformation On New Pilot Selection System: Turkish Airlines Case
Omer Can
The value of Low Fidelity Simulations to Explore operational concepts: The use-case of pilot incapacitation in SPO
Ricardo Reis
What do we say we want in a pilot? A qualitative analysis of aviation professionals' view on desired pilot traits.
Sigurdur Hrafn Gislason
Aviation Psychology applied to the humanitarian aid flights teams.
Mónica Gómez Caniella
Workload in relation to flight conditions in helicopter pilots.
Marcin Biernacki
Psychomotor performance in relation to coping styles in pilot candidates.
Marcin Biernacki

14:30 - 15:30


Session Chair: Anthony WAGSTAFF

Aviation Medicine and Aviation Psychology –- different currencies or two sides of the same coin? – thoughts for future collaborative development.
Anthony Wagstaff
Exploring the Relationship Between the Fear of Covid-19, Job Insecurity, Employee Well-Being, and Job Involvement in Flight Personnel
Pinar Unsal
The Psychological Impact of COVID-19 on Pilot Mental Health and Wellbeing – Quarantine Experiences
Karien Stadler


Session Chair: Annemarie LANDMAN

Bridging the Generational Gap: Understanding Personality and Cognitive Differences in USAF Aviators From Generation X to Z
John Heaton
Perspectives on the «New» normal in human performance demands -Facing workload challenges in developing Norway´s 5th Generation Air Force
Vivianne Fonne
Awareness of being spatially disoriented interferes with cognitive performance
Annemarie Landman

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee/ Tea Break

16:00 - 19:30


first come, first served basis, registration on-site at EAAP desk
a) Dolphin Watching - 50 pax.
b) Europa Point, St.Michael's Cave & Apes Den (by mini-bus)- 110 pax.
c) Old Town historic walking tour (14 landmarks)- 30 pax.

Thursday 29 September 2022

08:00 - 09:00

EAAP34 Runway Group Photo

on the GIB runway with the runway center line in the background - kindly supported by NATS/ RAF Gibraltar
Group photo includes a 20min walk to the runway and back to the hotel
08:00 - 09:00

EAAP registration desk

09:30 - 10:15

Keynote #4 - Gerry Fogarty & Ryan Cooper

Best paper award winners 2018 - A demands-resources view of safety climate in military aviation
10:15 - 11:30

Coffee and Posters

Enjoy your coffee while walking around to read the wide array of conference posters. Authors will be available to answer your questions!
11:30 - 13:00


Session Chair: Lea Sophie VINK

An evolving Safety Culture journey: Cross-border methodologies and findings in safety and security culture between Switzerland and Austria
Lea Sophie Vink
A new methodology for assessing human contributions to occurrences (MAHCO) in Air Traffic Management utilising a Bayesian hierarchical predictive coding approach to the brain, and the benefits for just culture
Lea Sophie Vink
Confidence and Trust in the 'Just Culture' Construct.
Kevin McMurtrie
Selection of Safety Performance Indicators: An EASA Regional Airline Operator Case Study.
Dimitrios Ziakkas


Session Chair: Matthew THOMAS

The Implementation of Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) Framework in Aviation Manpower Planning.
Dimitrios Ziakkas
Exploratory Training Improves Pilot Understanding of Automation
Annemarie Landman
Does deliberately going beyond alarms in stall recovery training lead to negative transfer of training?
Eric Groen
Near and Far Transfer Effects of Cognitive Enhancement Training by means of NeuroTrackerX. A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Alwin van Drongelen

13:00 - 14:00

Buffet Lunch

14:00 - 15:30


Session Chair: Matthias GROPPE

Cross-cultural Interactions at the Flight Deck: Applying a Socio-Ecological Model for Investigation of Acculturative Stress
Matthias Groppe
The impact of impulsivity on pilot decision-making in commercial aviation
Julia Behrend
Silence in Cockpit: A Qualitative Study
Pınar Ünsal


Session Chair: Christophe HURTER

HARVIS: a digital assistant based on cognitive computing for non-stabilized approaches in Single Pilot Operations
Alexandre Duchevet
HARVIS: dynamic rerouting assistant using deep learning techniques for Single Pilot Operations (SPO)
Carmen Bejarano
Toward a more transparent and explainable conflict resolution algorithm for air traffic controllers
Christophe Hurter

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee/ Tea Break

16:00 - 16:30

Flight Deck Design and Certification: The Industry Challenge in Finding Suitably Qualified Human Factors Engineering Practitioners

Gernot Konrad
16:30 - 17:00

Best practises of Selection in Aviation

Jenny Eaglestone, Diane Damos, Johann Wium & Karien Stadler
17:00 - 17:30

Final Words and Best Poster Award

17:30 - 19:00

Free time


EAAP34 Gala Dinner- Official Close of Conference

Buses will run from the Gibraltar border (Spanish side) to the gala location. Passport to cross the border required.

Friday 30 September 2022

10:00 - 12:00

Operational Visits

Airport Management, Ground handling services, Airport Fire service and Air Traffic Control. Kindly supported by NATS/ RAF Gibraltar, Gibair and Gibraltar Airport.

Limited numbers, mandatory pre-registration required, security-check mandatory

Networking Walk and Talk

On our last day enjoy the company of colleagues who are up early, who want to grab a coffee and walk through the old town of Gibraltar.
10:00 - 12:00

Meetings by the Regional Aviation Psychology Associations

If you would like to reserve a meeting room for your business meeting, please email

Meetings by the Regional Aviation Psychology Associations

If you would like to reserve a meeting room for your business meeting, please email
13:00 - 14:00

Farewell Lunch

and departure

Thank you to our sponsors

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Austrian Aviation Psychology Association
Center for Aviation Psychology
German Aerospace Center (DLR
HF Human Factor GmbH
Hogrefe Publishing Corp
interpersonal aero GmbH
MBO College Airport (ROC van Amsterdam)
Sunborn Yacht Hotel